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International Details - Music Holds onto an Extended Note

March 11th, 2007

Music and Lyrics remained in sixth place with $5.64 million on 1645 screens in 18 markets for a total of $32.01 million internationally. The film disappointed domestically, but it appears to be making up for that softness on the international scene. The film's best opening of the weekend came from South Korea where it placed second with $2.06 million on 144 screens while it also grabbed second place in Brazil with $490,000 on 140. Holdovers were led by the U.K. where the film earned $1.09 million on 364 screens during its fourth week of release for a total of $15.71 million in that market alone. That's close to a $100 million run here, taking into account the relative sizes of the two markets.

  • Taxi 4 fell out of the top five with $4.87 million on 911 screens in 3 markets for a total of $32.17 million. Of that total, $30.71 million has come from its native France, including $4.67 million on 836 screens this past weekend.
  • Hot Fuzz topped the British box office for the third weekend in a row pulling in $4.50 million on 441 screens. The film now has $30.77 million after three weeks of release, which might be enough to show a profit, depending on its P&A budget, and is already more than Shaun of the Dead made in total.
  • The Number 23 shot into the top ten with $4.28 million on 743 screens in 8 markets for an early international total of $7.81 million. The film opened in France but only managed sixth place with $1.62 million on 251 screens. On the other hand, the film held strong during its second weekend in the U.K. down just 35% to $1.52 million on 324 screens for a two-week total of $5.02 million.
  • The Blood Diamond barely managed a spot in the top ten this week after earning $4.18 million on 2401 screens in 45 markets for a total of $93.34 million. However, it is moving ever closer to $100 million internationally and should make it there within two weeks.
  • It is still early in its international run, but Bridge to Terabithia is showing some strength climbing into 11th place with $3.58 million on 1316 screens in 12 markets and now has $7.72 million in total. The film dominated the Spanish market earning $1.83 million on 304 screens, which was more than double its nearest competitor. The film wasn't as strong in Germany, but fourth place with $665,000 on 280 screens is still a reasonable start.
  • Borat returned to the charts thanks to its first place, $3.03 million opening on 407 screens in Italy. Adding in holdovers and smaller markets and the film added $3.49 million on 566 screens in 7 markets to its international total of $125.41 million while worldwide it now has over a quarter of a billion dollars. Very impressive.
  • The Good Shepherd remained in 13th place with $3.21 million on 1283 screens in 20 markets for a still early international total of $11.74 million. This hold was even more impressive since the film didn't have a major opening this weekend and had to rely on holdovers.
  • Hannibal Rising opened in South Korea but struggled placing seventh with just $970,000 on 167 screens, and that includes the midweek figures. Overall it added $2.98 million on 1782 screens in 26 markets for a total of $35.39 million.
  • Notes On A Scandal climbed a couple spots to 15th with $2.93 million on 968 screens in 35 markets for a total of $17.71 million. This week the film opened in France in semi-limited release earning $602,000 on 105 screens, placing 13th over the weekend.
  • Charlotte's Web fell five spots to 16th with $2.66 million on 1753 screens in 30 screens for a total of $55.82 million.
  • The Departed expanded this weekend to take advantage of its Oscar wins climbing back into the top twenty with $2.22 million on 1424 screens in 24 markets and now has $154.97 million.
  • Rocky Balboa fell to 18th place this past weekend with $2.21 million on 1506 screens in 26 markets for a total of $73.80 million. The film had no major openings this weekend, but it did take top spot in Argentina with $147,000 on 40 screens while its biggest market overall was Australia where it fell 57% to $728,000 on 253 screens over the weekend for a total of $2.89 million after two weeks.
  • The Lives of Others leaped into the top twenty thanks to its Oscar win with $2.14 million on 399 screens in 13 markets and now has $26.82 million in total. Much of this came from France where it climbed into tenth place with $876,000 on 135 screens and now has $5.48 million after a month of release in that market.
  • Michou D'Auber, a.k.a., Michael of Auber, opened in third place in France with $2.13 million on 359 screens.
  • The Queen also returned to the charts thanks in part to its Oscar win. Over the weekend the film made $2.11 million on 1054 screens in 26 markets for a total of $54.76 million internationally.
  • The Last King Of Scotland was another film boosted by the Oscars. This one climbed to 22nd place with $2.00 million on 668 screens in 41 markets for a total of $18.92 million.
  • Norbit had one of sharpest declines this weekend falling from 14th place to 23rd place. It took in $1.94 million on 657 screens in 7 markets for an early total of $8.83 million internationally.
  • Saturno Contro fell 44% during its second weekend in Italy, but that was still enough for the film to remain in second place in the market with $1.91 million on 399 screens and gave it a two-week total of $6.48 million.
  • The Illusionist returned to the charts in 25th place with $1.88 million on 437 screens in 9 markets for a total of $34.16 million internationally. Most of that came from the U.K. where the film earned $1.29 million on 273 screens earning fifth place in the process.
  • Letters From Iwo Jima nearly reached $50 million over the weekend, (and assuredly did so midweek), earning $1.74 million on 798 screens in 40 markets for a total of $49.99 million internationally. This is a good total given the film's production budget, but it and its sister film, Flags of Our Fathers, are still seen as box office disappointments.
  • Genghis Khan: To The Ends Of The Earth And Sea opened in its native Japan with $1.69 million on 440 screens. That was enough for first in the market and 27th internationally.
  • Babel is coasting on holdovers at the moment adding $1.66 million on 1087 screens in 37 markets to its total of $79.68 million.
  • Miracle On 1st Street added $1.60 million on 290 screens over the weekend for a total of $14.76 million. That was enough for 1st place in South Korea and 29th internationally.
  • Smokin' Aces returned to the charts, barely, thanks mostly to its third place, $722,000 opening on 224 screens in Germany. Overall the film made $1.60 million on 588 screens in 23 markets for an international total of $14.38 million.
  • Two films started their international runs in the U.K. this weekend with Material Girls placing eighth with $579,000 on 204 screens.
  • Freedom Writers, on the other hand, missed the top ten with just $449,000 on 228 screens.

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Filed under: International Box Office, The Departed, Borat, Norbit, Charlotte's Web, Bridge to Terabithia, Rocky Balboa, The Good Shepherd, Blood Diamond, The Queen, Music and Lyrics, The Illusionist, Freedom Writers, Smokin' Aces, The Number 23, Babel, Hannibal Rising, Hot Fuzz, The Last King of Scotland, Notes on a Scandal, Letters from Iwo Jima, Material Girls, Das Leben der Anderen